Full Text of Arizona SB 1070 "safe neighborhoods; immigration; law enforcement"


Tom Usher wrote or added | Arizona Senate, 49th Legislature, 2nd Session, SB 1070 is the bill signed into law by Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010. I read it to see for myself how reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and identification (that needs to be produced not for employment but to avoid arrest upon being stopped wherever and for whatever by law-enforcement) are handled. These matters are left unaddressed other than being briefly mentioned. Of course, reasonable suspicion and probable cause are U.S. Constitutional standards that are moving targets depending upon judicial interpretation that is case law subject to change.

As I've written previously, my biggest mundane legal issue with this new law concerns what will be held to be "reasonable" in "reasonable suspicion." Being brown only is not going to meet a proper understanding of a standard of fundamental fairness and where the civil rights of citizens are to be protected without completely preventing law-enforcement.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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